SDSG – Municipal fire departments are receiving money from the provincial government to help them through the pandemic.
There is a total of $52,300 going to departments in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry to help them with fire safety training and inspection programs.
Outside of SDSG, another $62,600 went to fire departments in Eastern Ontario.
Individual amounts were not provided by the local MPP’s office.
Departments were allowed to apply last month for a base $4,500 grant plus additional money that was based on the population served.
There was $5 million available to 441 fire departments across Ontario. There are 32 large municipal services, like Cornwall, with full-time firefighters, another 215 with a mix of full-time and volunteers and 194 small volunteer fire departments like the ones in SD&G.